Craig Munro (inset), an imprisoned killer and former heroin addict who murdered a Toronto police officer during a botched robbery, wants to be become a yoga teacher. The Parole Board of Canada has indulged his strange career plans, agreeing to continue to allow Munro a series of passes that permit him to roam free from prison. Munro, who is behind bars in British Columbia, appeared recently before the board, which noted (full decision after jump) that he seems “over confident and somewhat naive relative to the challenges” he’ll face when he’s free from prison.
(UPDATED May 27 – This post sparked an animated debate on my Facebook page, including comments by a number of ex-cons who have some valuable insight)
Outrage erupted after the decision in March this year to grant imprisoned cop killer Craig Munro (inset) unescorted passes to leave prison. Munro nearly lost his freedom because of the publicity the decision attracted, Cancrime learned. The halfway house that agreed to accept the notorious killer backed out, citing “considerable media coverage,” a parole document (available after the jump) reveals. Another halfway house agreed to accept him. The parole board recently reviewed its initial decision to release Munro because of the change of plans.